NatWest encourages young adults to Dream Bigger with free online sessions
May29

NatWest encourages young adults to Dream Bigger with free online sessions

Bank launches digital education programme open to all 16-18 year olds, conducted over Zoom Research predicts surge in entrepreneurship in 2021 following pandemic Launch aims to add to over 5,000 digital sessions run remotely by bank for entrepreneurs during crisis NatWest has announced the launch of free online education sessions for 16-18 year olds, designed to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, coinciding with...

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RBS reaffirms its support for the next generation of financial services workers despite coronavirus lockdown
May13

RBS reaffirms its support for the next generation of financial services workers despite coronavirus lockdown

Given the current coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the UK, RBS has decided to scale back its usual 10-week summer programme, which would usually see interns undertaking supervised work in teams working across the UK. This year, the 170 interns will instead take part in some virtual learning activities over the summer, developing their knowledge of the bank and essential soft skills such as, personal resilience and building strong...

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NatWest Group Chief Executive and Chairman pay announcement in light of Covid-19
Apr30

NatWest Group Chief Executive and Chairman pay announcement in light of Covid-19

NatWest Group Chief Executive Alison Rose and Chairman Howard Davies will forgo 25% of their fixed pay for the remainder of 2020, which will be donated to the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal. In addition, Alison Rose has informed the Board that she does not want to be considered for any variable pay for this year. These decisions have been taken in recognition of the extent of the impact that the current situation...

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RBS announces decisions on dividends in response to Covid-19
Apr08

RBS announces decisions on dividends in response to Covid-19

In response to a formal request from the Prudential Regulatory Authority, the Board has also decided to cancel the final ordinary and special dividend payments in relation to the 2019 financial year (“2019 final dividends”) and not submit them for approval to the RBS AGM to be held on 29 April 2020. RBS continues to maintain its robust capital and liquidity position and enters this period with more than sufficient capital to...

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The Prince’s Trust and NatWest launch £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus
Apr03

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest launch £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus

Initiative offers self-employed young people affected by the coronavirus outbreak flexible access to grants and business support The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have today announced the launch of a £5million fund to help young entrepreneurs across the UK to keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis. The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants...

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RBS announces decisions on dividends in response to Covid-19
Apr01

RBS announces decisions on dividends in response to Covid-19

In order to serve the needs of businesses and households through the unprecedented situation presented by Covid-19, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (“RBS”) Board of Directors (“Board”) has decided to undertake no quarterly or interim dividend payments, accrual of dividends or share buybacks and defer decisions on any future shareholder distributions until the end of 2020. In response to a formal request from the Prudential...

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Press Releases Press Contacts RBS becomes the first bank to be awarded Corporate Chartered status
Mar05

Press Releases Press Contacts RBS becomes the first bank to be awarded Corporate Chartered status

The Institute is delighted to announce that RBS is the first bank to be awarded Corporate Chartered status, recognising the bank’s sustained commitment to the training and professionalism of its staff. Earlier today, a certificate was presented to Alison Rose, CEO of RBS by Simon Thompson, CEO and Joanne Murphy, COO of the Institute to mark the occasion. Speaking at the presentation of the award to Alison Rose, RBS CEO earlier today,...

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One year on, progress on Rose Review continues with development of The UK Enterprise Fund
Mar05

One year on, progress on Rose Review continues with development of The UK Enterprise Fund

Last year, the Government-commissioned Review identified 8 practical recommendations to start to address the barriers facing the UK’s female entrepreneurs. Today’s Progress Report highlights the real, tangible action that has been taken over the year as private and public organisations have come together to address the disparity which exists between female and male entrepreneurs, a gap that the Review identified as being worth £250...

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Bank steps in to help flood victims
Feb19

Bank steps in to help flood victims

NatWest is introducing measures to help support personal and business customers who have been affected by the serious flooding across England and Wales. For personal customers: • Mortgage and loan repayment deferral for up to three months • Customers can close fixed savings accounts to access cash with no early closure charge • Refunds on credit card cash advance fees • Customers can apply for increased temporary credit card limit •...

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RBS CEO Alison Rose: A new era from strong foundations
Feb18

RBS CEO Alison Rose: A new era from strong foundations

RBS CEO Alison Rose explains why RBS is building a purpose-led bank. Read the full speech below and watch video here.   “Thank you so much for joining me today. It is an absolute privilege to have taken on the role of Chief Executive at the bank I joined as a graduate 25 years ago. These results are a reminder of the journey we have been on and the strong foundations we have built. Through many years of determination and...

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